Published: Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT
To the Editor:
I attended all of the Crystal Lake Public Library FOCUS meetings that sought input on the future of the library. Our facility suffers from aging and deteriorating systems. Floor to ceiling height does not allow current technology or modern lighting. Part of the building sits on a former landfill and will not support shelves of books. Program and meeting space is very limited in spite of sky-high book shelving. We need computers, study space, storytime rooms, a first-floor entry and book drop. After studying the various options, citizens by a vast majority recommended a new building.
The library is more than an exchange of books; it is a community resource for our families to learn and explore, to access new materials, to enjoy programs and acquire new skills. I raised my three children using this library. We need to provide quality resources for the next generation. Join me in supporting the library in November.